Cancer thrives on sugar. Cancer cells need it, unable to grow and multiply without a steady supply of glucose. But when you're diagnosed with cancer, recommendations from oncology doctors often result in increased blood sugar and insulin levels—the essential foods that cancer cells need to thrive.
In Hacking Chemo, Registered Dietitian and cancer survivor Martha Tettenborn uncovers the secrets of cancer metabolism, offering a refreshing new way of treating the disease with minimal side effects and maximum effectiveness. Cancer treatments like chemo don't have to derail your life. You can be your own bio-hacker by decoding how cancer works in your body…and your life.
In this book, you'll discover:
A low-carb ketogenic diet plan to stress cancer cells and prevent new cancer growth while providing optimal nutrition to your body.The Chemo Cycle Fasting Protocol to put your healthy cells into stealth mode and minimize chemo side effects.Helpful tips to ease "low-carb flu" as you shift from a Standard American Diet into ketosis.How to heal your mind, recover your spirit, and avoid "You Poor Dear" Syndrome with your Circle of Care.Sixteen simple-to-make, delicious keto-friendly recipes to get you through chemotherapy—and beyond!
Change how you fuel your body, add in a kickass "take control" attitude, and you'll have nontoxic but tough tools to power your way back to health. Don't feed cancer—hack it!